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Haiti urged to stop cholera anti-voodoo lynchings [Voodoo practitioners lynched]
Euronews.net ^ | 25/12 13:04 CET

Posted on 12/25/2010 7:37:13 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin

The head of Haiti’s voodoo religion has called on authorities to act after dozens of priest lynchings.

At least 45 male and female voodoo priests have been murdered in recent weeks after being blamed for causing the Caribbean country’s deadly Cholera outbreak. Most of the killings have taken place in the coastal town of Jeremie with victims often being hacked to death with machetes.

Max Beauvoir, the supreme leader of Haitian voodoo, who has criticised police for not doing enough to stop the killings, said:’‘We saw what happened in Jeremie. Certainly, immediately, everyone witnessed some holding machetes, cutting. About 45 people died in their hometown. We think that’s horrible and should never be tolerated. That’s why as voodoo practitioners we are rising against that and we will oppose it by any means necessary.’‘

Since emerging in central regions in October some 2500 people have died from Cholera. While some Haitians blame voodoo leaders for spreading the disease with spells and powder, others have accused the UN’s Nepalese force of bringing it to Haiti.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: haiti; obama; palin; tnb

1 posted on 12/25/2010 7:37:14 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Africa all over again.


2 posted on 12/25/2010 7:39:44 AM PST by macquire
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I wonder if it is truly possible to save these people.


3 posted on 12/25/2010 7:41:17 AM PST by umgud
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Maybe the government should try “machete control” laws! LOL!!!


4 posted on 12/25/2010 7:43:22 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: DeaconBenjamin
"the head of Haiti’s voodoo religion"

This one?

voodoo shrunken head
5 posted on 12/25/2010 7:44:06 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: macquire

The can REGISTER all the machetes, and impose machete waiting periods. Limit purchases to one machete a month! And, no PRIVATE sales at machete shows! LOL!


6 posted on 12/25/2010 7:45:17 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: DeaconBenjamin

They are exactly right though. It is definitely their wanton evil practices that cause their problems.

Sounds like they are getting a bit Elijah on the baal worshippers!

1st Kings
Chapter 18, verse 40

And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.


7 posted on 12/25/2010 7:47:10 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: umgud
[ I wonder if it is truly possible to save these people. ]

Not only do they have African roots but French roots as well..
They may be not only politically suicidal but politically cannibalistic as well..

8 posted on 12/25/2010 7:48:30 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Justice happens.


9 posted on 12/25/2010 7:49:56 AM PST by the invisib1e hand ("Three hostile newspapers are more to be feared than 200 swords" - Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: macquire
victims often being hacked to death with machetes

Where else have we recently heard of lots of folks hacked to death with machetes?

10 posted on 12/25/2010 7:49:56 AM PST by corkoman
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To: DeaconBenjamin
One can not just make this stuff up.

Reality is truly stranger than any fiction.

11 posted on 12/25/2010 7:50:49 AM PST by mmercier
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

lol!


12 posted on 12/25/2010 7:59:01 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Who are we to try to impose our values on others?


13 posted on 12/25/2010 8:03:24 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

And we are being asked to donate money (called charity) to this backward, continuous rotting, stinking, crooked, cesspool, hellhole by you know who.

Should she (and I shudder to say this) become our next president, we already know from her visit to Haiti and asking the U.S. public to donate, she will be giving away our tax money, our hard earned money, in the name of charity to these types of countries to make herself and a few other do-gooders feel good.


14 posted on 12/25/2010 8:06:20 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Look out, Zombies coming next.


15 posted on 12/25/2010 8:06:38 AM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
I can see it now:
They can have my machete when the pry it from my cold dead fingers. . . . .
16 posted on 12/25/2010 8:13:18 AM PST by DeaconRed (The Old Man is Down The Road. . . . . . .)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I think you are talking about Rev. Franklin Graham, who invited Sarah Palin to go along with him on a trip he had already arranged.

Also, I would distinguished between charity as trying to help people, and maybe even convert them from voodoo to Christianity, as opposed to “charity” as spending taxpayer dollars on filling the slush funds of third-world dictators.

Franklin Graham is not a social justice, big-government kind of guy, as far as I know.


17 posted on 12/25/2010 8:13:44 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
You shouldn't have done that.

18 posted on 12/25/2010 8:20:52 AM PST by Krankor (When I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in any way.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

How odd when Leftists impose their values on us but not Iran,Haiti, Darfur etc. But at least the troops will see their pro-homosex Powerpoint training.


19 posted on 12/25/2010 8:26:42 AM PST by omega4179 (Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius)
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To: Krankor
Psht.

Those pathetic things have no power.

Numbers Chapter 23, verse 23 :
Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!

Only the name of Christ has real power.
20 posted on 12/25/2010 8:26:54 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Bump!


21 posted on 12/25/2010 8:29:43 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Umm...that was just a joke.


22 posted on 12/25/2010 8:30:36 AM PST by Krankor (When I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in any way.)
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To: macquire
Haiti has always been just an outpost of the Congo in the Western Hemisphere albeit with a tiny expatriate and mulatto business and political community

therein lies the problem

it is truly hopeless....damn shame...I spent a lot of time there after the Duvaliers and Bennetts left...it's worse than Africa in some respects

23 posted on 12/25/2010 8:33:05 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: macquire

clarify...actually most Blacks in Haiti originated from Senegal and French Guinea..not the Congo and further southern West Africa like some British imports

and there is a difference...a marked physical one


24 posted on 12/25/2010 8:35:24 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

for the record....I consider voodoo a detriment to culture wherever practiced and I think it a bastardization of Christianity when mixed

no Voodoo based culture I am aware of prospers


25 posted on 12/25/2010 8:36:46 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: umgud
I wonder if it is truly possible to save these people.

If you are still wondering, you are more optimistic than I am.

26 posted on 12/25/2010 8:48:35 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Krankor

I know!


27 posted on 12/25/2010 9:02:48 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

And we’re trying to “help” these sub-humans why?

Sounds like they’re handling it just fine in their own culturally-appropriate way.


28 posted on 12/25/2010 9:09:53 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Cicero

“I think you are talking about Rev. Franklin Graham, who invited Sarah Palin to go along with him on a trip he had already arranged.’

No… I am talking about Sarah. She lent her name to this and did say donations were needed.

“Also, I would distinguished between charity as trying to help people, and maybe even convert them from voodoo to Christianity….”

Oh get real!!!! Stop trying to convert everyone into Christians. Go to Haiti and try converting. You are not going to last very long alive. This is about the culture of a country.

Charity has never worked in Haiti, never ever. That is why they continue to be so backwards.

“Franklin Graham is not a social justice, big-government kind of guy, as far as I know.”

Graham is not a problem. Few folks would have known about his Haitian trip had Sarah not tagged along and made a big deal about it with Greta Van Susteren’s help.


29 posted on 12/25/2010 9:12:13 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Where’d all the money go?


30 posted on 12/25/2010 9:13:00 AM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: macquire

Who’s dumber, the voodoo practitioners or the people who killed them because they thought voodoo caused the out break?


31 posted on 12/25/2010 9:21:54 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

I appreciate your citing of the O.T. In those days it was necessary, happened frequently and in some, if not most cases. God commanded it.

Fortunately for us, Jesus was born, fulfilled the law and preached more peaceful ways. He told his disciples that if people wouldn’t receive His message to shake the dust from them and leave that place.

God bless you and those you love as we celebrate His birth.


32 posted on 12/25/2010 9:30:36 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Haiti needs to turn itself over the the Singaporeans or some Hong Kong-Taiwanese consortium to run the place - some people who have some experience with law-and-order and economic development.


33 posted on 12/25/2010 9:38:19 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Cicero
Franklin Graham is not a social justice, big-government kind of guy, as far as I know.

He isn't and as best I can tell, neither is Sarah Palin. I haven't heard either of them advocating for tax money to be sent for relief.

It's an individual Christian obligation to help the poor and needy, something most liberals just don't get.

My small church sent money right after the earth quake and I'm sure churches all over the country did the same. It's that individual Christian mandate thing. By the way, the entire church voted on sending money there and exactly how much to send, there were no "nay" votes.

The money we sent was used for the express purpose of helping the people and was distributed accordingly by the S.B.C. there.

34 posted on 12/25/2010 9:40:53 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Haiti urged to stop cholera anti-voodoo lynchings [Voodoo practitioners lynched]

Two sides of the same dumb-ass coin.
35 posted on 12/25/2010 9:44:04 AM PST by aruanan
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To: macquire
Africa all over again.

Don't forget, though, it was only a few hundred years ago that "witches" were being killed in the United States, only 80 years ago that ethnic groups were being credibly blamed for national woes and targeted for extermination, only a few decades ago that "recovered memories" were being used as the sole means of "evidence" of alleged horrific crimes (that included tales, interestingly enough, of witchcraft and human sacrifice) that sent many people to prison for life and that people were being deliberately manipulated by scares of toxic chemicals (the EPA and other agencies were created as a result and hundreds of millions died as a result of Wm Ruckelshaus of the EPA and his unilateral banning of DDT), and that now hundreds of billions of dollars and an untold number of jobs are being sacrificed on the altar of CO2/global warming/climate change. Times and places may change, but people are the same manipulable, superstitious lot that they've always been. The difference now, in the West, at least, is that relative few people are hacked to death but billions are impoverished and hundreds of millions die because of superstitions and their use to manipulate their fears.
36 posted on 12/25/2010 10:05:01 AM PST by aruanan
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Just remember, any fool who sends money to any charity "helping" Haiti is enabling this insanity.

Haiti would naturally depopulate due to barbarity, disease, and superstition if it was simply left to the retrograde mercies of its savage population.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

37 posted on 12/25/2010 12:15:20 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: umgud
I wonder if it is truly possible to save these people.

The people can be saved.

In Miami, the Christian Haitians some are the most hard working, friendly and moral people one can meet. They put many other Caribbean people to shame.

Their country is a completely different story.

Years: err, make that centuries of government corruption, mind boggling ineptness, voodoo, greed, slavery and stupidity have made the land to have collapsing or nonexistent infrastructure and basic fundamental aspects of a functioning civilization have broken beyond repair. That was before the earthquake.

Haiti is basically a dead country.

Export all the Haitians to other countries and level the island clean and start again

I'm serious. It's that bad. 90 % of the Island farmland is not ariable anymore.

38 posted on 12/25/2010 12:44:15 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

That is the nature of the religion. The folks who take up the business understand the risks. You trade the power and wealth of being a supposed Healer with the onus of being blamed for things that go bad.When you accept the power of life and death you suffer when your clients believe you have inflicted death.


39 posted on 12/25/2010 5:26:25 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: corkoman
Where else have we recently heard of lots of folks hacked to death with machetes?

Lancaster Pennsylvania?

40 posted on 12/25/2010 5:32:24 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); Cicero
Oh get real!!!! Stop trying to convert everyone into Christians. Go to Haiti and try converting. You are not going to last very long alive. This is about the culture of a country.

A former Commander of mine married a Christian woman from Haiti. She belongs to a missionary group and has helped many of her fellow Haitians convert to Christianity.

I asked her about it. She said they begin with education, to build a solid foundation. They teach the locals, not just the children, to read and write. They also teach about sanitary practices, nutrition and other basic life skills.

They share the Gospel throughout their activities; but most often, Christ's love is demonstrated by their actions.

41 posted on 12/25/2010 5:42:08 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); Grizzled Bear

Yes, there are Christians in Haiti as well as animists.

I visited Haiti back in the 1950s, and spent about a week there with some friends, sightseeing. The people were exceedingly poor, but not obviously dangerous. But voodoo is not a good influence.

Yes, Gat..., I know you were talking about Sarah. But, just because you don’t like her, it was silly to suggest that she was acting like some kind of idiot bleeding heart liberal, or that she had arranged the trip for propaganda purposes. She didn’t even arrange the trip.


42 posted on 12/25/2010 5:56:07 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

The eneMedia tried to “gotcha” Sarah by claiming she brought a hair stylist. The hair stylist ended up being her daughter.

PDS is a sad condition.


43 posted on 12/25/2010 6:30:16 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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